As Washington focuses on the upcoming elections, National Journal took a step back this month to look at the big-picture demographic shifts remaking the face of the United States and at their political and policy implications. ICW's Karen Elzey talks about the implications of an American population that is growing older and more diverse.
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The Common Core State Standards Initiative released their final set of common academic standards on June 2, capping a year-long process of development led by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).
This summer, the action on Title I school improvement grants has moved to the state level. 31 jurisdictions (30 states and the District of Columbia) are running their competitions, announcing results, and setting up training sessions for the summer so that school improvement begins on time – by the first day of the school year.
With 1,698 applications to review for the Investing in Innovation competition, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has a lot of work to do this summer before announcing the winners in September.
The sixth monthly installment from ICW on the education programs and initiatives funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Quick Facts about the RTTT
In 2009, ICW embarked on an ambitious agenda. We released our second Leaders and Laggards Report Card on Educational Innovation, published a report on postsecondary access to career and technical education, and testified before Congress on improving employment and training programs in the United States.
Learn more about the recently released Common Core State Standards during our monthly webinar!
With the June 1st deadline quickly approaching, many states are putting together the final touches on their phase II Race to the Top (RTTT) applications for a share of the $4 billion initiative designed to encourage and reward states for creating the conditions for education innovation and reform.
In total, 38 states submitted optional “letters of intent ” to the Secretary.
The four reforms that Duncan has proposed for reauthorization of ESEA (and required of current Title I School Improvement Grant recipients) reflect those included in No Child Left Behind (NCLB).The difference is that Duncan has both defined each of these four options and has eliminated the option to do “other major restructuring.”